New loving-kindness practices

We are happy to share two new practices from Alan Wallace focused on the development of benevolent states of mind, which you will find under the title A Boundless Heart.
The word for loving-kindness in Sanskrit is maitri, or metta in Pali, which is related to the word for a “friend”. A prosaic translation for this word is simply “friendliness”. In English, friendliness describes a mode of behavior—a friendly way of behaving. That’s certainly a component of the meaning intended in the new practices, but loving-kindness is primarily a quality of the mind, although of course, it expresses itself in behavior.
In these practices loving-kindness is directed towards oneself is a preamble to cultivating loving-kindness for all beings. There are good reasons for beginning this practice with ourselves. Nowadays when we are stressed or having low self-esteem, the constant stream of surface thoughts may be strongly negative. This prevents getting in touch with a deeper feeling of wholeness. To get in touch with the deeper peace and love inside oneself leads to a more profound understanding and appreciation of our interconnected nature.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice in your meditation practice or in any other topic related to the app.
Continue

News

View all

Elements of Human Flourishing

Beliefs And Inner Experience

New collection on genuine happiness

New meditation toolbox series

Meditation and difficult emotions

Explore Imagine Clarity by Topic

Viewing one's life as meaningful

Motivation, meditation, dedication

Practising regularly

Meditation and Physical Pain

Creativity and Meditation

What is Your Vision?

The Union of Stillness and Motion

A Path of Insight Continues

Mindfulness of Phenomena: A Path of Insight: …

A Path of Insight: Mindfulness of the Mind (3/4)

Mindfulness of Sensations: A Path of Insight (2/4)

A Path of Insight: Mindfulness of the Body (1/4)

Starting where you are

The two wings: Wisdom and Compassion (4/4)

Central to our very existence (3/4)

Insight Through Feelings (2/4)

Back to basics (1/4)

New Awareness of Awareness Practices

Awareness, View, and Conduct

At the heart of healing and hope

New advanced course: The Awareness of Awareness

Inside the Endless Om

New Course: Observing the Mind

A message for you from Matthieu Ricard

What is a Spiritual Path?

Meditation and everyday challenges

Finding your inner space

Remember your good heart

You are not alone

Making a difference

Finding your flow

Stillness and turbulence

What reality?

Clarity, Compassion and Genuine Happiness

Defining your goals

Walking mindfully

The spark of creativity

How can I train my mind?

Conative intelligence and flourishing

Essential qualities in leadership

New loving-kindness practices

Meditation Practice Foundations

Thoughts of the day

Heart to heart

Finding the Moment

Creative Journey now available on Android

Stability and Clarity: a new course from Charles …

Revised and expanded Creative Journey

Knowing yourself to know the world

This summer: Emergences

This summer: Mind & Life Europe

This summer in Arles

Creative Journey with Maria João Pires

Meditate with Imagine Clarity in Arles

Music and meditation evenings in the Théâtre …

50 years in the Himalayas, exhibition of …

Discover the redesigned Imagine Clarity app

Everyday meditations

Mindfulness of Phenomena

Join the Newsletter

In our complex world, refining our view from within is vital. Join the Imagine Clarity newsletter to receive inspiration and advice on meditation, personal growth, and the cultivation of wisdom and deeper insight.